How to configure IO-Link sensors with a portable diagnostic tool (HYDAC HMG 4000)
In this video, you will learn how to configure IO-Link sensors with a portable diagnostic tool (HYDAC HMG 4000).
HYDAC Sensors with an IO-Link communication protocol can be configured with a portable diagnostic tool, the HYDAC HMG 4000.
In this example, we are configuring an EDS electronic pressure switch. The machine’s sensor cable is removed, and the HMG 4000 is connected with a standard M12 cable.
When connected, the power to the sensor is supplied by the HMG’s battery. From the home screen on the HMG 4000, select “Programmable switches”, and then select “Establish connection”. Once connected, the part number and serial number of the sensor are displayed. Selecting the “Measured values” option, we can view the current reading on the sensor, and the current status of the switch outputs from the pressure switch.
After returning to the previous menu, we can select “switch point settings” where the switches behaviours are configured. Here, we can configure the pressure switch point and the switch-back point for both switch one and two.
Returning again to the previous menu, we can select “Advanced settings” where we can configure time delays, general operational functions and the displayed measuring units. Changing the unit from bar to psi here, you can see that any parameters are instantly applied.
The configuration of these sensors could not be made any simpler, with an easy to understand and navigate menu, further enhancing the many advantages of these sensors, and of the brilliant HYDAC HMG 4000 remote diagnostic tool.
For more information on HYDAC’s HMG 4000 visit: https://www.hydac.com.au/products/electronics/service-instruments/hmg-4000/.